Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
About the Play
The Pollitt family has gathered at their plantation home in the Mississippi Delta, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon Big Daddy.
However, cracks are appearing in the familys veneer: no one has told Big Daddy that he is dying of cancer, but the scheming over his inheritance has already begun. His son Brick, the former golden child, is battling with repressed emotions and his desperate wife Maggie, and has taken to the bottle.
In the course of an evening full of scheming and deceit, secrets and lies leave every single one of the family members reeling. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of the best-known and most-loved plays by Tennessee Williams, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an American masterpiece a brilliant dissection of a family in turmoil; a father determined to save his legacy, a son determined to throw it away and a wife equally determined not to let that happen. Tom OSullivan (one of our 2009 HotBedders), fresh from Underbelly and Cops L.A.C., makes his Black Swan mainstage debut alongside the acclaimed John Stanton and Cheree Cassidy, who recently had such searing success on Underbelly. Kate Cherry
Cast & Creatives
Cast includes: Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Carol Burns, Cheree Cassidy, Damon Lockwood, Daniel Murphy, Tom OSullivan, Hugh Parker, John Stanton and Gina Williams
Director: Kate Cherry
Set & Costume Designer: Bruce McKinven Lighting Designer: David Murray Sound Designer: Ben Collins
"Director Kate Cherry dishes up a captivatingly beautiful serving of the original raw, powerful writing and innately flawed characters." WA Today
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an audacious, free-spirited American masterpiece given a clearly struck and handsome revival by director Kate Cherry" The West Australian